anywhere in the u.s.? wait, what about lou bbs? it would be fun for the audience and me, the problem is i would probably start with seral follow-up questions to begin with, that prooably would not be amusing to t candidates b i good night from new york. neil: the next time some politicians tell you that money is the answer, ask him why a. rod is yiding squat. a lesson maybe in all our lives, alex rodriguez and his performance isn't all the proof you need big bucks don't necessarily build big results, don't know what does because a. rod is like 0-for-100. okay, slight eggeration but in a hole to the detroit tigers 2-0. that is what happens when you pay top dollar.
sometimes you just strike out. if you're the governor, you lead taxpayers to pay the bill. the yankees have the luxury of trading a. rod someday. until november when we can send them a message not only does the buck stop here, but why don't you just get off here. that is the message of the election three weeks out, me for republicans and democrats alike because wre sick of your games and sick a few promising us some baking mix is leave your bowl. gone are the dys we were wooed by investors for whiche have no money and for which we have no cash. it is not all that green technology companies that keep failin it is that good money after bad that ifind so annoying. like ilake in the mile of the god-awful season for a. rod yankees nounced ey suspend his contract and double his pay.
fat chance the yankees would do it or the fans would let them do it. that is where we stand. but the disappointing yankee fans who simply want their moy ck. so maybe we have it wrong. the guy who wins will be the candidate who takes ay the bacon, not the guy who piles it on thinking it can buy us all. voters can't be bought off, that approach is now washington and striking out. what do you think happens? >> part of it is i think that the creation of if you spend more is better has to out the window but not just want to spend less, itis can i spend diffentl can i think differently and use different technology? if you look at our health care system, the perfect match for the ykees, we are the number one, world health organization sa we're the highest per
capita health spending system as a whole. doou know where we rank? 37th in th same study. ranked as spenders fourth, seventh, 21st to 23rd. the guys actually getting results and w we're blowing the money like the yankees not hating it. if one of the candidat doesn't say i will just snd less, if they say i will think differently of the problems we have, how to attack things like the health care system without simply throwing more money at it. neil: i always tell people right or left on this issue, gone are the days are increasingly so that if yo threw folks in your district a bridge or highway or a post office or some kind of a structured proct the response will be grateful and reelect
you, i don't know if those days still exist. increasingly many in congres found that out in 2010 when a lot ofea par members t surmnt that notion. it doesn't matter if you are barack obama, you're promising more programs to keep doing what you areoing or mitt romney t give more money to defense and expect better results. i think people are a lot more financially astute than they used to be and are tired of the same old, same old. and that will decide it. >> the line of questioning that says exactly how much more of my kids and grandkids money are you planning to borrow from china, how ch more from china are you planning to borrow to put onto my kids to pay for that. we have this notion that you can buy their favor, i d't thi that will hold any more.
we are looking at peyton manning playing for us tonight, that is not getting us anywhere. i am not sure that a christian anymore holds up reach deep into your pockets becau when you know the money is coming from some where else, i'm not sure people will be that happy about signing up to pay it. for performance. thank you, my friend, in denver. social security spending out of control and with fixes like this, will never get it out of the hole. cutting spending, is how they're cutting it which you may not be so enthused about. the government planning to save money by making social security workers clock t a half-hour earlier each day and on wednesday they can clock out at noon. it would be a stick in the
ocean. it turns out they are, wl this ve the needle at all? >> they're looki for pennies under the sofa for makinmoney when they have this liability looking straight at you in the face. this is the way washington does things. they are missing the big picture of a program that is nkrupt and cannot survive in its currt fo. neil: freeze their pay or slow their hiring or docking their hours. it was the underlini programs, they run the problem and these are at best patronizing gestures again to throwing money. what do you think? >> i think you are right. a broken program to start with the makinand we can have the bet administrators and managers in wn running them and they will
still not work. we're in this situation right now, one of the things they do by closing the office hours earlier, whenever they start putting money in washington, they cut the most visible things. now it will be much more difficult to get their check and eir program set up. neil: it is not the workers we have a problem with, iis the work they're doing and the result they're getting. you could arguehis is gog to make a bad situation even worse. the undeining demographic fundamentals of social security that is a hazard to the future. >> not the amount of workers involved, it is the structural flaws in the pgram. a baby boom generation that is retiringnd we are facing $20 trillion. neil: you always say you are akin to throwing granny off e cliff were taking food away from
grandma and grandpa. we are actually trying to stabilize, the goal should be for folks much younger then grandma and grapa so it is around for them. look at those who ve zero faith that will be around for them obviously they crunche crue numbers themselves and concluded not going to happen. >> you are exactly right. this coming election will tell us which way we are going, and i think for the future we have to make rl choices available to the younger genation because the current system wi not be there for them. neil: this is where we got it all backward. not cutting e owth of the very entitlement at risk. it might be just normal folks raising it. if.m. until midnight on fox business.
we don't just talk to the pundits, without t newsmakers includg bobby jindal, sun microsystems founder, and we want to hear from you, fox business will be bringing you a brand-new onne polling. log onto foxbusiness.com tomorrow night as soon as the debate and if we will be following your tweets as well. tell us what youhink happened or didn't happen. whatever you say, we will pass along. president obama's likability edge out the window. ho folks are taking a liking to one mitt romney and unlike bill clinton he didn't have to break out a stack o saphone. and why some rublicans and some democrats are singing t new pink lemonade 5-hour energy?
neil: is mitt romney going to pull richard nixon and prove all those doubters that he can't be funny wrong? after the first bate in some swing stat appear to be warming to mitt romney. more than half of the voters saying romney is likable. a jump froright before the debate when the nominee was almost seen as lucifer in pinstripes. laugh all you wan, this kind of stuff about likability is important. wh is it people inevitably come back to that and remind me don't dismiss it, it is importa. why? >> first off i would recommend tt romney not use the line "sock it to me clos" because ony people our age would get it. for likabity is important because when people are electing a president they are not just
electing a leader, they are electing somebody who is going to be a part of their lives every evening for four or eight years. people think of it like that. i have heard people put in these terms, cannot stand to have this person in my living room every night for the next 15 years? that is why likability so important. he made gains in that first debate, no doubt about it. neil: when times are really bad i thinyou could sooner elect hannibal lecter than a real likable y in the white house. when push comes to serve y want them to have good bedside manners but you want him to make you better. are we at that point, or does this prove to be lke icing on the cake? if you are also seen as a likable dr. besides just being a
competent one? speak of the issues matter more than anything else. ideology, those things are the most important for any election with the exception making more human by that laugh in. arranged by a fellow who i am not sure if he has been heard from since 1968. neil: the liberal producer says it is the one thing he always regret to thisay, how it might have contributed to the election, but it is a good point. >> on the whole, people would prefer to let someonand not only agree with, but also have some warm feelings for and derstand this their problems, whatever their problems and their famili problems would be. that is why the first debate
proves so important in what a town hall may prove importt. this gives romney a chance to warm up with individual voters. have you noticed the way he has been taking questions at town hall for the past couple of months? that is part of the debate strategy. neil: this pressure on the guy that came out so well that he has to equal the perfmance and if your opponent is doing better, you have to ratchet up as well, right? >> yh, i think romney would love to win, but given t fact everybody is set to write the story obama rebounds from denver, i guarantee that will be the sry coming out of denver. what romney wants is a second paragraph to say romney also did
we again. this was seen as a wash or sothing like that. you have to relate to individual people. it is hard to score points. we cannot start bashing the other guy. neil: you can turn around and say that is my opponent. if you are obama, you want to do that, don't you? >> i think you can do some of that, but you muste careful about it. you have to smile while you are sticking the knife in. maybe you make a joke out of it. you try being nice while you're nasty. you have to be careful, i've attended the town hall debates before, neil, and the audience will rebel if you get too negative, real people undecided voters sitting in ont of you. if you start gnashing your opponent they will start
grumbling and grimacing. neil: who is better suited for this type of format? remember bill clintonover george bush senior. i could have predicted that. it is a tougher call with these two. what do you think? speak of the obama of 2000t waperfect for this. why has he gotten rusty? noonly has he done the town hallhe won't even take questions from reporters. there haveeen so few news conferences, this is the bill coming due. neil: thank you very much. all right, a bit of twist in logic, things are so bad, bad news is good and if you are mitt romney, that ain'tood. the capital one cash rewards card gives you a 50% annualonus. and everyone, but her...
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neil: 44 so this is kind of as good as it gets. 44 economist predicted for the 44th president, she barely goes. slowly consumer speing, b barely. all as interest rates keep rising steadily. enough to get the gdp a boost but not really noticeabl onhether bettemight just be good enough. what do you think? >> i think everything we have seen shows the economy is going good enough to stop slowing from another recession but isn't doing much better than that. the economy growing at a very slow rate. unemployment inrance claims once they get those numbers in
our ek. most economic indicators show we are not doing so well. neil: often raised this on our show, maybe it has been so long we have seen really robust recovery, most people don't even remember what a typical recovery looks like sort of word by this one, anemic numbers that if they are no longer humbling and in that environment a favorable one with the president because you can make the argument better. might not be good, but better is better tan worse. speak i think ed anger is happening to so many european issues where 30 years ago unemploynt jumped and most european countries stayed high. policies of highovernment intervention and texas iled to turn things around.
unemplment stuck for most europeans. they have just not been used to it. in america not that long ago we have 5% unemployment. americans know what it was like when the economy was growing well, if you got laid off you could find a new job within a few months and was not a life altering thing it has been for so many workers unemployed for a year, year and a half w. neil: it m be popping up in surveys, e your kids going to have a better future for us to have a future as you. the first time a generational shift in thinking among the parents and the kids themselves who d did not see the promising future. we have had other funks, but you snap out of them as it is the american way to robustly boom
out of them. is that out the window? >> i don't thinit has to stay out the window,ut it is right now. normally a pretty strong driver throughout the entire economy, but we have seen record lows the last two years. find those new jobs become more and more difficult. it is an interting thing you look at the numbers, you're ss likely to be laid off. for somebody who gets laid-off, a student co into the woforce, it is much more difficult than before to find a new job her two younger workers and that is part of where you see those coming from her wly graduate student it is tough for em to get their first% look. neil: james, hank you, good to see you. maybe this is why lawmakers are
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are they doing morthe same? with a victory in a victory for more the same and spending? we all want a fai fairer tax co, that memeans all the skin in the game with those watching from the sidelines not in the me. lots of times they're discussing whose nose got out of joint with a 47% think, but addressing how the heck did it get to be 47% in the first place? is paul an right when he says serious reform can only happen when they go? prove ryan is wrong and then you will indeed fix the tax code. if we let you stay. change that would only happen if we make a big change in washington. you know, it getback to the
fundamental, i was thinking about it, if you reect the incumbent party more or less reelecti what you got? and taking a hunch you will get more of what you have got and certainly not a revolution, spending as we know it, right? >> right. if you take a look at what we have gotten, the president doesn't want anything inax reform. 60 votes in the senate most of the time, didn't put forth a tax plan to the extent could afford a corporate tax plan this year, walk away from it and didn't say word about it until the debate last week. neil: i wonder what the update would be addressing it. display all the spending cuts for six months the idea being the two sides presenting cobbled
together a big deal that will include tax reform. i don'see t appetite, especially when he would find his reelection as a repudiation to do that. speak to what the president really wants his taxes to go up because he thinks the government should be spending a lot more. neil: not for the half who pay no texas ght now. speak out he doesn't re where the money comes from, he just wants to make sure the government is getting enough money to spend. historically for the last 50 or 60 years, the psident budget aims to have t revenues closer than 21% of gdp. he wants texas 300 to $400 billion per year higr than wt they havhistorically been and he wants to keep there. he wants government spending to
be a record 23 or 24% of gdp every yr. neil: it has to be more than that for the spending he already has. to keep ce with that spending paying for it through taxes, we would be approaching the upper 20s in short order. where does it end? >> it only goes up for 10 years, which doesn't affect for the baby boomers retiring. exploding t of control, pay for obamacare. you will see government spending easily getting over 30% of gdp which means the tax increases he is running on now are mainly a down payment. what he needs a massive tax increases on the middle class he has been talking about so forget about trying to go after the 47%. neil: that is actually accurate.
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because these refineries have to makehese incredibly difficult blen of gasoline eve summer and we create government mandatedhortage driving up the cost of gasoline in theajor cities and the rest of the country suffering as well. neil: so what is gng on leaving aside the environmental restrictions and litations on just drillin, where does this go? >> right now gasoline prices probably will start coming down because we will startburning the wintertime blend of gasoline, the price of oil is lower so that will make a difference, but we have to look at the big picture. why do we go through this year after year after year? when we keep on eleing politicians who are anti-drilling and we kn what the problem is, we knowhe strict regulations, the dierent cities burning a
different type of bli, we ha had to come up with nationalized blend or original blend to take advantage of shortages when we have refinery issues upon refineries. we can hold the tire city of los angeles hostage because the regulations restrict what type gasoline you can bring in in the event of an emergency. it is about time the government did something about it. neil: it seems to affect gasoline prices everywhere. they're within pennies of that right now. about th past $5 per gallon. that doesn't expin h we are stubbornly staying atr aove $4, what is going on? >> we haveo get you u out of new york city, that is part of the problem. parts of the country raising gasoline prices fallfrom five
to $0.15 per gallon last couple of weeks but they're being kept artificially high for the problems in california and the big cities. the truth ofhe matter is probably answering questions why gasoline prices are high overall. really because of the regulations we get every year. il: say we didn't have that, what do you think s.ould be now? speak of gasoline down $05, $0.15 pe gallon. i'm all for cleaner blends of gasoline. i don't like the fact wecreate these boutique blends of gasoline in the regulations are so strict if we have an emergency you have to wait for the vernor of california to tell the refiners to make a different blend of gasoline. it is just ridiculous.
wean't have politicians to blame the energy compani calling for investigations every time gasoline prices gop. it is ridiculous. neilinhe meantime somebody better tell joe biden this is no laughing matter. another sign the economy is in tatters a d ahead of the xt debate. your boss is getting madder at the white house. why it matters for what is going on in your hhuse. >> did they come in an inheritance situation? absolutely. [ male nouncer ] w do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reaeach one customer at a tim? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes hared infoation... ♪
neil: mighttbe feeling better, but i hate to break it to you, your boss is not. new manufacturer reading with orders tumbling again, raising coerns at least in that business world things are retracting again. when ceos retrench maybe their workers should worry. what do you think? >> i think we're getting cse to the finish line and people say i can hold back right now until i see which way it goes and make better commitments. neil: when you look at bosses, their emoyees, i'm generalizing here, or little bit more upbeat, i am worried when my bosses worried. i am thinking should i be saying uh oh? >> yes, i'm no i am not seeing e
level of confidence, the same level of enthusiasm foamerican small business owners and entrepreneurs who go out and start the business or expand and grow. when you don't see that level of confidence, that certainly is a worrisome indicator. neil: what has guys like you freaked out? >> freaked out is a strong word, frankly. i am not suicidal, but i certainly am concerned with the presidents real game plan if he got reelected, he is clearly spoken about class warre. been kind enough to invite me we shoulbe applauding, blowing trumpets if not for the wealthy, the rich because that is who employs people.
unemployment got us here, employment gets us out of here. 100 people paying a dollar for taxes is $100 more than one person paying $1. in turn now paying 10 or $100. get people back to work, texas find a way of paying for what needs to be paid for. we get the government backed down and get rid of the regulatis and we can become energy independent, which by the way that is an area totally lacking employment on the energy business, they can find people. a director of the oilfield services company and they don't have anybody to go through. lots and lotsf ol in texas. neil: now, is there a sense the business community and the guy to talk to as well say if we reelect a president we kind of know what we are getting, kind of notice health care thing is
getting bier. some people like that, other people don't. various surveys have come out. it is does this give us a pause, and what does this tell your workers? >> it does because when i look around me, all talks are increasing. now look anything like obamacare and i say what is going to happen, how is that going to impact me? at this time right now the last thing we want to do is ask small busine owners to addiol cost. neil: in that unknown, the better valor for guys like you is to keep your powder dry and your wallet closed, is that what you are doing? >> if you don't have that level
of confidence you sit on the sidelines and that doesn't get our economy going, keeps our economy stagnant. it could be mch worse than just stagnant. the small business guy particularly has 30, 40, 100 people looking at who can he put on part-time and who can he keep onull-time because part-time workerson't fall under obamacare. several hundred thousand employees. under the 30 hours number. alof a sudden exacerbating. look, were budgeting for next year, we want to see what their health care costs, sfar we are blank on that number for our projections. we haven't got a clue. neil: have you entertained t
penalty? >> we are carefully combing our list of some 3000 plus people seeing who is marginally working full-time at who is nt. @aybe we have tput them on full-time so they fall underneath at. that is the exact opposite effect of what the administration is claiming of people being put back to work. maybe millions of peoe inhe ranks of the unemployed because you go from a full complement to part-time employment. listed by the department of labor they are employed, but they are underemployed which is what we e talked about many tim, neil. neil: i heard from manin the business community that will ease our concerns because we won't have commitments to worry about, taxes will go down, but that is a very hopeful best case scenario if he can do all that. who is to say and what is to say
that is a given and businesses automatically benefit. this reflected by the polls it will change the needle much. >> it is not a given. what governor romney has to do really get down to a basic level and communicate with the american worker, the american small business owner and for him to instill the confidence. i think he absolutely can. i think his biggest advantage is he has been a very modest guy. he finds it difficult talking about his resume. this is why i come on your show all the time. neil: thank you both very much. the debate now is officially over. our debate covaghas been deemed a must see on fox business. i have now made fox business the
place i go to for the real debate story, i think they' afraid not to talko you. that is why i am watching. you know why i have made fox business by election center? you. you don't talk to pundits about the newsmakers, you talk to the newskers. how you do your show, youre not cool, but that is okay, i'm just looking for smart and charming ones. writes as though you live in washington this last weekend reporting of a financial cliff. you are amazing. you might not be the best looking anchor. now it is getting going. your uncanny busiss sense in the turbulent times. he did not get one thing accurate. count me in for the next debate
here we go with the big head thing. the camera makes thgs look bigger. in reality my head is a mere moon and not the planetary system some think it might be. you have one on me. i found your relentless pounding on the ballot i and rescues goig back to bush to be too much, but you have been right,ou have been fair, and the bestf this economy bar none. i just got fox business netwk the beginning of this year and i was curious to see how different you would be then your show on fox news. i am happy to say on caucus night and the debate not diffent at all, just more of you. i tell all my friends this is the network you should be watching this guy makes news and this guy knows everybody. thank you, thomas. and this from eleanor.
i used to thinfox business was a joke and i started watching you guys closely and y litical coverage is no joke. no one gets bigr names in layman terms and seems to have souch fun doing what they're doing and matter how many long hours they are doing it then "cavuto" and company. nobo comes close. valerie in las vegas, keep on sang you don't get fbn, it demanded. i don't want to share you neil. just because you're big enough to go around, doesn't mean i want to spread the word about it. i want you all to ourselves. you know what i mean, string bean? i will tl you why we get that new pink lemonade 5-hour energy?
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